Appel: Workshop on Web of Linked Entities (WoLE2012)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jul 6 19:34:51 UTC 2012

Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 18:28:20 -0400
From: eric charton <eric.charton at>
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Workshop on Web of Linked Entities (WoLE2012)

In conjunction with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference
(ISWC2012), Boston, 11/12 November 2012

Most of the knowledge available on the Web is encoded in natural
language text or Web documents aimed primarily at human consumption.
Providing programmatic access to such knowledge is an interesting
prospect. This requires information extraction techniques to extract
machine readable structures from free text, from which it is possible to
retrieve entities and categories. These entities can potentially be
linked to each other, creating a global knowledge graph of linked

The WoLE2012 workshop envisions the Web as a Web of Linked Entities
(WoLE), which transparently connects the World Wide Web (WWW) and the
Giant Global Graph (GGG) using methods from Information Retrieval (IR)
and Natural Language Processing (NLP). The focus of this workshop is to
bring together the Information Retrieval, Semantic Web and NLP
communities. The primary goal is to strengthen research techniques that
provide access to textual information published on the Web to further
improve the adoption of Semantic Web technology.

OBJECTIVES AND TOPICS  (but are not limited to):
* Text and web mining
* Pattern and semantic analysis of natural language, reading the web,
  learning by reading
* Large-scale information extraction
* Usage mining
* Entity resolution and automatic entities discovery
* Frequent pattern analysis of entities
* Entity linking, named entity disambiguation, cross-document
  co-reference resolution
* Ontology representation of natural language text
* Analysis of ontology models for natural language text
* Learning and refinement of ontologies
* Natural language taxonomies modeled to Semantic Web ontologies
* Disambiguation through knowledge base
* Multilingual entity recognition and disambiguation
* Use cases of entity recognition for Linked Data applications
* Relationship extraction, slot filling
* Impact of entity linking on information retrieval, semantic search
* Conversion of NLP tools output to RDF (NIF, Lemon, OLiA, NERD)
* Usage of LOD data to improve performance of NLP processes
* Semantification of Web pages such as blogs, forum, etc.
* Evaluation of new and existing tools across different domains and
  types of discourse


We invite submissions of regular technical papers (max. 12 pages),
position papers (max. 4 pages). All submissions will be reviewed by at
least three program committee members, and will be assessed based on
their novelty, technical quality, potential impact, and clarity of
writing. The workshop proceedings will be published as a volume at CEUR
Workshop Proceedings. Please, submit in PDF format to: Submissions must
be in PDF formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style,
see Springer’s Author Instructions.

* Jul 31, 2012: submission deadline technical & position papers
* Aug 21, 2012: notifications for research papers
* Sep 10, 2012: camera-ready papers due

Giuseppe Rizzo, EURECOM, France;
Pablo N. Mendes, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany;
Eric Charton, CRIM, Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal, Canada;
Sebastian Hellmann, AKSW, Universität Leipzig, Germany;
Aditya Kalyanpur, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

* Caroline Barriere, Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal, DETI,
* Frédéric Béchet, Université d'Aix-Marseille, LIF, France
* Andreas Blumauer, Semantic Web Company
* Paul Buitelaar, DERI/National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
* Philipp Cimiano, CITEC, University of Bielefeld, Germany
* Eric de la Clergerie, INRIA, France
* Christian Dirschl, Wolters Kluwer, Germany
* Benoit Favre, Université d'Aix-Marseille, LIF, France
* Michel Gagnon, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
* Daniel Gerber, AKSW, Universität Leipzig, Germany
* Claudio Giuliano, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
* Daniel Hladky, Ontos AG
* Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal, RALI-DIRO, Canada
* Paul McNamee, Johns Hopkins University, USA
* Edgar Meij, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Marie-Jean Meurs, Semantic Software Lab, CSFG, Concordia University,
* Meenakshi Nagarajan, IBM Research, USA
* Axel Ngonga, AKSW, Universität Leipzig, Germany
* Cartic Ramakrishnan, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
* Harald Sack, HPI, University of Potsdam, Germany
* Benoit Sagot, INRIA, France
* Felix Sasaki, DFKI-LT, German Research Center for Artificial
  Intelligence (DFKI), Germany
* Tomas Steiner, Universitat de Catalunya, Spain
* Fabian Suchanek, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken,
* Vojtech Svatek, University of Economics, Prague
* Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Wright State University, USA
* Andraz Tori, Zemanta
* Marieke Van Erp, VU University Amsterdam
* Ruben Verborgh, IBBT, Ghent University, Belgium
* Mateja Verlic, Zemanta
* Gerhard Weikum, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken,
* Feiyu Xu, DFKI-LT, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
  (DFKI), Germany

For further questions please contact the organizers via
wole2012 at

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